Women’s World Cup TV Schedule: Why Alex Morgan Will Step Up in Final
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Coverage for USA vs. Japan will begin at 1:00 PM EST on ESPN. The match is set to kickoff at 2:45 PM EST.
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Alex Morgan is the youngest player on the 2011 United States women’s World Cup team.
She may not be the best, but as of right now she is quickly becoming the most popular.
She got her first World Cup goal in the United States 3-1 semifinal win over France and ever since then she has blown up in popularity, especially in the social media world.
Daniel Bohm of MercuryNews.com reports more on the young phenomenon:
The former Cal All-American had already become a mini Internet sensation through the World Cup. But the budding star ramped up her own buzz with a brilliant left-footed chip that gave the United States a 3-1 lead in Wednesday's semifinal victory over France. The Facebook fan page of the U.S.'s youngest player has been awash with congratulations -- and marriage proposals -- ever since.
"The last 24 hours has been a lot of reading tweets and Facebook messages," Morgan told the Mercury News via telephone as the team bus headed to Frankfurt for Sunday's final with Japan.
Morgan, 22, has picked up some 50,000 Twitter followers and almost 20,000 Facebook fan page "likes" since the beginning of the tournament. The reserve forward, who has entered four of the five U.S. games as a second-half sub, has soccer followers clamoring for more.
Even though many want Morgan to play a bigger role, mainly starting, in the Women’s World Cup Final this Sunday, head coach Pia Sundhage is going to keep the same starting lineup.
Morgan will be coming off the bench.
Even though she will have a bench role I can all but guarantee you that she will step up against Japan.
Striker Amy Rodriguez has really struggled, and she is who Morgan has been replacing.
I can’t say Rodriguez will struggle again, but even if she doesn’t coach Sundhage will have to get Morgan involved in the game.
Either way, when she does come in she will make a splash.
Morgan has all the talent in the world to be a star.
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